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Once Before the Sunset

Once Before the Sunset
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Copyright: Marija Gencic (Maria74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 90 N: 630] (6003)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-14
Categories: Architecture, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Pentax Optio 30
Exposure: f/2.9, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite Architecture and Construction photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-16 12:52
Viewed: 2920
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another detail from the streets of Vrsac, Vojvodina. As you can see, not all the old houses are dilapidated, some have beautiful facades. I liked this one a lot together with the lamp.
The photo is really taken just before the sunset, so the colours are real.
I wanted to experiment with PP a bit and give the picture a dream-like effect. That's why it looks like a 'softie'.
PP: clarify in Corel Paint Pro X and reducing noise, framing, resizing.

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What a beautiful dreamy postcard. I really like the angle you chose and the colours you've captured. Well noticed!

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-02-16 13:04]


What beautiful detail of the house you have on show here. Well done


Hi Marija,

Great photo!
Fantastic POV and lovely warm colours. Excellent sharp detail of the building. A wonderful composition, Marija! Very well done and TFS :)

Odlična kompozicija.

beautiful shot. I like the softness and pastel colors. The wide angle look and composition are great. Great as usual. JP

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  • SILVA Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (3917)
  • [2006-02-16 14:29]


Hi Maria,
Great compo, colors and frame. Very nice.

Nice POV, and good PP work, just enough to give this image a certain dose of irreality. If I want ot be a nit-picker (hey, you know me!), I'd say you cut the bottom corner of the wall decoration. OK, it's out of my system and I feel much better. Lovely picture, Marija!

Hi Marija,
just wonderful, I like your view up to that beautiful architecture, the window and the lamp. Beautiful colours and sharpness, thank you for sharing, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Love the detail and colors. This is such a beautiful picture, taken from a very interesting point of view. Best wishes!

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  • sasa Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 13 N: 46] (510)
  • [2006-02-16 16:33]
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Fenomenalna fotografija!
Taj dreamy effekat se bas lepo slozio sa fasadom, bravo!

Hello marija,

I like the dreamlike effect of your photo. Your point of view and composition is very good. I too, also use Paint Shop pro X and utilize the clarify tool to also get this effect.


Very well seen Marija. I like the soft, muted colours and the changing tones in the sky.


Aha, that "clarify" again, I can tell that by that glow around edges on the photo and I must admit that I don't like it and some new layer with gaussian blur would do a better job.
But your photos are always good and with nice story, like here. Compo is very nice, as well as the colors. You selected a proper time of day for this, congratulations!

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-02-16 20:31]
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Interesting and cool color and light effect created here with your pp work! The house looks a little bit like a doll house! I see the little Marija playing with it! Cute! Well done! Michel

I like the soft-ish look here, Marija, and the green color and details of the building are sooo nice!


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-02-16 22:39]

Charming photo! Great POV and very soft colors. I would like to live in this house, there to make pretty dreams under the soft light of the lamp. Very good Marija work

Great presentation! It have a rich style! The angle is extrême but i enjoy! We have the impression to be smaller then nature in face of that! :)

Hi Marija,
Interesting POV, I like when you go that close to the wall! Pleasant architectural details well captured... Good colours in a well balanced composition!
Pablo -

I like it just the way it is...becouse it captures the moment before sunset...when it's not night...not day...no red light...a kind of nothing moment...so misterous...


Hello Marija, in any way: Well done !

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I like the effect of the clarify process. Very nice composition of the lamp. The colours are unique.

Excellent pp, whatever it was. The detail is superbly preserved and presented, including the fine detail of the textured wall below. Any softness is very minimal.
The colours chosen by the owner/town council/ architect/whoever is just lovely and I do like the fact that the necessary drainpipe ugliness is blended in.
Strong POV/tilt and a nice enough sky behind.
Manuila Jury huddled for all of one minute and came up with an average rating of 9.9734557245347/10

Hello Marija, yes your town looks a bit like Szentendre in style! :) Great shot, chosen a nice angle for the composition! And yes, I feel a bit soft at some part but since it was on purpose I don't comment that part :)))
cheers Marija and remember.... you're still young! :)))))

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-02-18 4:18]

Great photo.
lovely warm colours. Excellent sharp detail of the building.

I missed that one!!!

Your composition is science. Look at those lines! Fantastic. Great angle.

nit-pick: You noise reduction left some weird marks the left dark area. Try the PS blur toll over it. It should eliminate some of the texture.

Have a good weekend Marija!


Very nice building and great effect with sky
Well done

I feel like I am in wonderland. Overall impact of picture is very smooth. The only thing i don’t want to see in this picture is the reflection of the pipe on the top right corner of window … but everything else is so nice, that I can actually completely avoid that reflection. :)

- Harsh

interesting POV here maria :)
very good colors and details

Excellent composition. Great colors. TFS.

  • mr_pedro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 406 W: 200 N: 372] (4662)
  • [2006-02-25 13:41]

Nice colors and I like all the curved lines of the building.



Top architectural shot, with a high moody factor :) Great colours and a very agreeable, soft touch to it. Great work, Marija! :)

Best greetz,


Hello Maria, I see a lot af beautiful photos in your gallery, I love your manner, and your sight on the world. It close to my ones :-)
This photo is really great!
Wonderful POV (I like broken horizon), good PP (clarify add interesting effect here). I will return soon to see your gallery more detailed.
TFS and best wishes,
best regards from Ukraine,

Hello again !

The more I work on TL, the more I seem to miss great works !

How could I miss this one ! This PP reminds me a technique that our fellow member Fernando Machado fer uses quite often. And I love it!

Superb details of this old house. The PP is really helping popping out the stunning details and woodworks of the facade.


Hi Marija,
Very sharp with good detail and colours.
Thanks for posting, Happy Easter. Have a great week.
I've was looking through your gallery last night, The quality of your images is absolutely fantastic.

Hi Marija,
The photo is so beautiful. I'm very interesting in the dreaming effect. I was wonder how you made it?

Hello Marija
Nice colors
beautiful shot

Briliant photo,
just beautiful colors.
Great, unusual composition

Exellent shot!

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